Children and Families

Children and families will always find a warm welcome here at Chelmsford Cathedral. 

From exploring faith at Junior Church to making music with our Young Singers, getting creative at our half term Stay and Plays to having fun at Little Robins, there's lots going on!

You'll find information about our regular sessions below and don't forget to visit our What's On page to find out about seasonal and special events.


Junior Church

A chance to have fun together while exploring the Christian faith.

Junior Church meets from 9am every Sunday in St Cedds Hall in the Cathedral Chapter House for breakfast. From 9.30am we enjoy an interactive time of worship and learning together for families of all ages. We then join the congregation in the Cathedral for the Eucharist.

On the last Sunday of each month, Junior Church meets with the whole congregation in the Cathedral at 9.30am for an All Age Eucharist. 



Little Robins

Join us on Wednesdays during term time between 9.30am and 11.30am in the Cathedral Learning Centre and Guy Harlings Garden for our baby and toddler group Little Robins.

You'll find a big welcome for you and your pre-school children, indoor and outdoor fun, singing and rhyme time and new friends.

We ask for a suggested donation of £1 per family if you attend Little Robins.

There's no need to book, just come along. If you'd like to know more about Little Robins please email the Cathedral Office.


The Young Singers

The Chelmsford Cathedral Young Singers is an exciting new choir for boys and girls aged 7 - 14.

The Young Singers rehearse on Tuesdays at 4.30pm in the Cathedral and have the to opportunity to sing at Cathedral services and events.

There is no audition to join the Young Singers and we welcome all children who love to sing. Please email our Music Department to find out more. 

Trails of Discovery

If you're visiting the Cathedral with children, make sure you pick up one of our free Trails of Discovery created in collaboration with The Arts Society.

The trails are designed to help visitors explore the art, architecture and history of the Cathedral. We're delighted to have two sets of trails; a trail for preschoolers and one for primary aged children.

You can pick up a trail at the desk outside St Peter's Chapel. Please do come and and try one when you next visit!

Cathedral tours - uniformed organisations and youth groups

We love welcoming children and young people to the Cathedral and are delighted to be able to offer a range of opportunites for uniformed organisations and youth groups to engage with us. 

Trails of Discovery tour

Compiled by the Arts Society our Trails of Discovery worksheet give children the opportunity to explore and learn about the Cathedral through our art, architecture and history. You can choose to be accompanied by our Children and Families Worker during your visit or follow the trail independently. Please email us to reserve your visit time in the Cathedral diary.

Guided tour 

If your group is interested in visiting the Cathedral as part of your programme of activities, our Children and Families Worker can host a guided tour just for you. Please contact us to discuss your area of interest or the focus of your learning and we can work together to create a tour that fits your needs. Get in contact with us if you would like to arrange a guided tour.

Badge work

We can help you work towards badges and awards by offering focused tours and activities to help you learn new things and demonstrate your knowledge. Let us know what you'd like to achieve by emailing us and we can help facilitate your badge and award work.  

Tours are free but donations are welcome to support the work of the Cathedral.